Nov 16, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> eric: it's still going to be tob tough. hostess, thousands of layoffs expected right here into the bay area. >> kristen: important meeting happening today as president obama and congressional leaders try to avoid that fiscal cliff. >> and trading is under way on wall street. live look at the big board. dow is down about 6 1/2 points. >>> shot of tahoe where snow showers are rolling through. have fun skiing next th week and next weekend if you are going. entire state is going to get wet today. temperatures will be pretty mild. 50s and 60s and 78 at palm springs. if you are heading up to the mountains, winter weather advisory. 5-11 inches of snow. >> eric: new this morning, hostess brands announcing it is going out of business. hostess is laying off work force of more than 18,000 people including 140 workers at the bakery in oakland which a distributor of hostess products. texas based company a nationwide strike crippled its ability to deliver products. hostess had warned employees it would file a motion to sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal level by last night.
Nov 16, 2012 1:40am PST
appreciate to president obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. so, of course, in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, christieian for that. >> the israeli military, media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line and on in addition to the violence on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. all of this began earlier this week. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >>> as we all know we are >>> as we all know, we are becoming a digital nation. it all begins with books. for too many children, books just aren't a big part of their lives